What's Up at the Custom House - May 6, 2018
New London Maritime Society
- telling the stories of New London's waterfront & preserving four historic maritime sites.
Thursday, May 10
May 10, (the 2nd Thursday of each month), from 5-7 PM
and his brother
Kevin are opening up the Custom House doors with a series of free social gatherings on the 2nd Thursday of each month. They're looking to be part of the NL waterfront's transformation and have plenty of ideas for how to get started.
Stop in between 5 & 7 PM and join the discussion. Carson's, of Noank, is providing the nibbles. FREE.
And while you're downtown, our neighbor at Studio 33, will be open Thursday night, too!
Tuesday, May 15
Pilotage in America
with Capt. Joseph Maco
Tuesday, May 15, doors open at 1 PM, the talk is at 2.
May's JIBBOOM CLUB speaker is Merchant Mariner Captain
Captain Joseph Maco, right, MNI, a graduate of the US Merchant Marine Academy Class of '66', will discuss
Pilotage in America --
his last 40 years working as a ship pilot in Long Island Sound, including New London Harbor, and as the pilot of the cruise ship EXPLORER OF THE SEAS in 2007.
Victorian Woolies: Sailors' Stitchery and Other Pastimes
The Charles B. Moss Sr. & Paula Moss Collection
'Victorian Woolies: Sailors Stitchery and Other Pastimes' celebrates a recent acquisition of 22 'woolies', or Victorian sailor embroideries -- a recent gift from
Charles B. Moss, Jr. To learn more read Mary Biekert's article in The Day, or the article in the Times.
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none of what we do at the Custom House would be possible
. We receive grants to fund programs, but we need your help for our day-to-day expenses -- especially now. Every donation helps!
Untold Tides: the Surprising Influence of the Tides in Human Affairs, with Mark Borton
Tides are caused by the gravitational attraction of the moon and the sun, and affect everything on earth, not just the oceans.
Mark Borton has been researching the influence of the tides for a decade and will present two illustrated talks on the causes and consequences of the tides.
The first talk, on June 14, will focus on the 2,500 year effort to solve the riddle of the tides, which involved many of history's greatest thinkers, including Aristotle, Socrates, Copernicus, Keppler, Galileo, Descartes, Newton, Darwin and Einstein.
The second talk, on June 28, will reveal some of the hidden influences of the tides on love, war, money, and more.
Two Thursday early evenings -- 6-7 PM. Talk, wine & cheese, then we suggest you go have dinner in downtown New London! Tickets for youth ages 8-18 $8, NLMS members $10, $12.
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Yes, we're on the New London FOOD STROLL -- this Wednesday, May 9, 5:30 -- 8:30 PM. We'll proudly be serving up Captain Scott's clam chowda'! It's the only Food Stroll scheduled this year, and it celebrates the 20th anniversary of
New London Main Street.
Spied from a passing car on Saturday, on State outside of Sarge's. It must be Comic Book Saturday.
Congratulations to NLMS board president Ed Cubanski on his new job as American Red Cross Regional Chief Operating Officer - Eastern NY Region (Albany).
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Custom House MUSEUM SHOP
offers all kinds of unique gifts.
Everybody is welcome in the shop, you don't need a museum ticket to come in. MUSEUM SHOP gifts have an extra feel good factor: when you shop with us, all your purchases go towards suppo
rting the museum, exhibitions, & educational programs. New this week in the SHOP, The Brilliant Deep: Rebuilding the World's Coral Seas - a book for young people, right.
We thank New London County Historical Society -- Steve Manuel and Frederick Shakir, below left -- for donating and delivering this terrific display unit Wednesday morning.
We now use it to display prints, & note cards, and our children's books!
Here's the rack in the SHOP, above right, filled!
New London Harbor Light
reports the latest on NL Harbor 'Pequot' Light and about American lighthouse preservation.
We continue our work to re-establish public access
to New London Harbor Light, a beloved local historic landmark.
k New London Ledge Light reports the latest on the lighthouse in the center of our harbor.
At the lighthouse award event, Nick returned a lighthouse lens he'd discovered to the friends group at
If you're interested in visiting inside
this summer, just shoot an email to us at
We'll have the details worked out & will start scheduling trips within a couple of weeks!
We took a road trip to Maine last Sunday to see NLMS trustee Nick Korstad, right,
receive the Lighthouse Keeper of the Year award from the American Lighthouse Federation. Cheers!
Pomham Rocks Light, which is located off of Newport. He's just that kind of guy!
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Facebook Lighthouse Inn, New London, Connecticut to keep up with the Inn's restoration. It's Spring at the inn, left.
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Repainted last weekend as a May Day volunteer project of Local 1122, the upstairs hall gallery is coming back together, above left, and the woolies have been rehung.
Our first course at Saturday night's cabaret with Gary Baillargeon consisted of cheese, olives, almonds, fruit, and crackers, above right, --a delicious platter from Thames River Greenery.
Below, Docent Bill LaRoue met with a class from Connecticut College. Several of the students had visited in Sierra Leone. All of them wanted to hear the Amistad story.
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